A few months ago, the R&A issued a statement about Greg Norman's omission from the 150th Open Championship. After three months, in a conversation with Piers Morgan Uncensore, Norman reacted to such a decision: "I'll be honest with you, at times, my heat shield gets a little bit weak because I am a human being.
I've done a lot for the game of golf. I was number one player in the world for six years. I've done things in the game of golf, I promoted the game of golf, I've grown the game of golf globally. I took a mission on myself as an individual player to fly all around the world.
I was the first guy to do an exhibition match in mainland China. I was one of the first guys to go into the Middle East and, through my golf and business at the same time, I continue to do that. So, when they do these... What happened in the R&A was a petty, cheap, childish shot, to be honest with you.
If you can't rise above it all then shame on you." - he said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com
Greg Norman reacted
Norman believes that they should have understood his decision and accepted it. His opinion is that he wants to improve golf and make it better.
"If you are under pressure from other people exerting pressure on you, shame on you. For you not to sit down and have a discussion and to understand what the LIV business model is and to see how it sits within the ecosystem, shame on you.
In business, remember we're a commercial entity, in business, you understand what your opponent's got, you understand what your competitor's got, unpack it all to see if you can actually work together within the system to make both entities better for each other, not try and destroy us. We haven't tried to destroy the PGA Tour."